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Apex court refuses to stay 10% quota, agrees to examine law

Apex court refuses to stay 10% quota, agrees to examine law
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the Modi government's decision to grant 10 per cent reservation to economically deprived in the general category but agreed to examine the validity of the constitutional amendment which paved the way for this quota.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued a notice to the government on a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 which allows grant of quota in jobs and education to the poor in the general category.

"We will examine the matter. Issue notice," the bench said, making it clear that there would be no stay on the decision.

The top court asked the Centre to file its response within three weeks.

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